Happy February to you all! I know we are almost a full week in, but it has taken me this long to process that. January flew by! Did that happen to you, too? I swear, I was just posting my New Year’s goals for this blog. It seemed like yesterday! That being said, I thought I would check in and give a recap of how I am doing with those goals.
Goal #1: Tweak projects already in the works and/or blog about them.
Update: I was able to reveal the news of a piece of furniture I hunted for to replace pieces I move out. I then followed up with an update on how I was making it my own. I also blogged about 2 projects I completed that were always just ideas in my mind– repurposing picture frames, and creating a chalk board tray. I had all the “goods” to do these projects, yet they never got completed until I established this goal in January. It feels so good to check it off! I have to admit, I struggle with completing projects. ( Gasp!)
Goal #2: No spend Month!!!!!!!!!!!
Update: Oh my! That was sooooo hard, but I did it! I have to tell you, I really, really really, enjoy the hunt of the treasure, so I had to be very disciplined. I looked but did not spend. It was hard. I did pass up two furniture pieces that were great. However, I told myself I have projects already waiting to be worked on. That self talk was very helpful. I also took the time to begin organizing my stash and came across some pieces that I was no longer in love with. In-turn I posted them for sale and out they went. I also have a pile for donating. It feels good to purge but still there is work to be done.
Goal #3: Treat blogging as a job
Update: I created a schedule for myself. I created a list of potential posts, scheduled on the calendar days to work on those projects, days to take pictures and edit and then days to write and post. It worked well in January. I was able to complete four posts– one a week. I’m very pleased with that. For February, I think it would be helpful to schedule time to process more of my stash. There is too much.
There you have it. A recap of the happenings at Thrifty to Nifty. How was your January? Where you able to accomplish what you intended?
February here I come!
Alli saysFebruary 10, 2015 at 8:37 am
Happy February! I admit that January was gone before I ever got used to having her around. It’s not as hard for me to spend less in January because after the holiday season I just want a break from shopping. But once it starts warming up, I’m ready to be back out there finding some deals. 🙂
thriftytonifty saysFebruary 10, 2015 at 6:07 pm
Love the deal!!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication saysFebruary 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm
Looks like you’re moving along well! I’m okay with what I accomplished in January…here’s hoping for even more accomplishments in February!
thriftytonifty saysFebruary 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm
Let’s keep up the momentum!
Anna @ NorthernHomestead saysFebruary 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm
I too find January being a month that just flows by. Congrats on sticking to the no spend Month. It feels good to set goals and to achieve them, too.
thriftytonifty saysFebruary 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Thanks for taking the time to comment and acknowledge my goal achievement Looking forward to it again in February